Monthly Archives: December 2020

20 for 2020: These Alaska athletes brought their best this year

December 29, 2020

With 2020 in our rearview, let’s look back on the top 20 Alaska athletes from this year. Here is the list for our 20 for 2020. They represent the best of the best from The Last Frontier. History makers, record setters, world champions and more. From the ski trails to the track and the hardwood… Read more »

Hendrix delivers in debut, leads Northridge to comeback victory

December 28, 2020

Anchorage’s Vante Hendrix introduced himself to his new team at Cal State Northridge in true takeover fashion. With his team trailing by five inside the final two minutes, the junior transfer scored four straight points and assisted on the go-ahead bucket with 20 seconds left to supply a 66-63 win over New Mexico State in… Read more »

Fairbanks hooper Bailey named Alaska Athlete of the Week

December 27, 2020

Fairbanks basketball player Jeremiah Bailey earned Alaska Athlete of the Week honors after pulling down a career-high 13 rebounds and scoring 12 points for D1 University of the Pacific in a 92-64 route of Westmont. The senior guard did his damage in just 26 minutes, giving him a double-double in back-to-back games. The Monroe Catholic High… Read more »

Chalmers on pace for best 3-point percentage in 12 years as pro

December 26, 2020

Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers is shooting the lights out in the Greek League. The veteran guard leads his team with a career-best 3-point percentage of 44.4, putting him on pace to eclipse the 40 percent benchmark for only the second time in 12 pro seasons. On the day after Christmas, he knocked down 4-of-5 from deep… Read more »

Dunbar comes back to Pac-12, but this time with the Cal Bears

December 25, 2020

The running career of Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar is the stuff of legends. His success ranges from seven-time prep champion to junior national champion to eight-time NCAA All-American to the professional ranks. Dunbar has added a new chapter: college coach. The 29-year-old was just hired by the University of California Berkeley as a new assistant coach… Read more »

Granted with sudden eligibility, Carstens gets busy for Nevada

December 22, 2020

University of Nevada women’s basketball player Bethany Carstens of Kenai made her Wolf Pack debut a year early. Thanks to an assist from the NCAA. The sophomore guard was going to redshirt this season due to traditional D1-to-D1 transfer rules, but last week the NCAA granted a blanket waiver that made all transfers immediately eligible… Read more »

Bailey grabs 13 boards to secure second straight double-double

December 21, 2020

Jeremiah Bailey of Fairbanks pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds and scored 12 points to give him a double-double in back-to-back games for the first time in his University of the Pacific career. The senior guard did his damage in just 26 minutes in his team’s 92-64 win over Westmont in Stockton, California. Consider this:… Read more »

Nordic skier Brennan named Alaska Athlete of the Week

December 20, 2020

Alaska Pacific University skier Rosie Brennan spectacular weekend performance in the Swiss Alps earned her Alaska Athlete of the Week honors after she became only the second American after Alaskan Sadie Bjiornsen to wear the yellow bib as the overall World Cup leader. She also joins Anchorage’s own Kikkan Randall as the lone Americans to win back-to-back… Read more »

Oldham gets back on track, allows only one goal with 19 saves

December 19, 2020

Anchorage’s Kris Oldham returned to form between the pipes for Clarkson University, making 19 of 20 saves with two scoreless periods in a 6-2 win over Mercyhurst in NCAA D1 hockey. The senior goalie played 52 minutes and left the game late in the third period with a 6-1 lead after the coach wanted to… Read more »

Saville picks up win in relief to help Omaha win slugfest 6-5

December 18, 2020

Anchorage’s Isaiah Saville turned aside 14 of 15 shots in 31 minutes of relief as the 17th-ranked Omaha Mavericks survived Western Michigan in a 6-5 slugfest. The sophomore goaltender replaced starter Austin Roden midway through the second period, with the Mavs down 4-2. Saville, of West High fame, improved to season record to 4-3 and… Read more »